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Senegal gained its independence from France on 4 April 1960. The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) was founded in 1960. The first official match of it took place on December 31, 1961, outside, against Dahomey (current Benin ), which ended with the Senegalese defeat 2 goals to 3 The Football Federation of Senegal (FSF) has been affiliated with FIFA since 1962 and is a member of the Confederation of African Football since 1963. He participated in any World Cup during this period, but participated 3 times to the African Nations Cup 1965 ( 4 Place), 1968 and 1986 removal) in the first round. It wins the Friendship Games in 1963. The biggest victory of the Lions of the Tauranga was realized on October 9, 2010, at home against Mauritius. Senegal won 7 goals to 0
Senegal In Fifa World Cup:
The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football. It made its first FIFA World Cup appearance in 2002 and caused a huge upset by defeating World and European champions France 1–0 in the tournament’s opening game.
Senegal eventually reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, one of only three African teams to do so (the first being Cameroon in 1990; the other being Ghana in 2010). In the group, after defeating France, they drew with Denmark and Uruguay, and beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16, before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals. Senegal qualified for the 2018 World Cup after defeating South Africa 0-2 on 10 November 2017. This marks Senegal’s second qualification to the World Cup in their history.
Senegal’s first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, when Senegal, after finishing second in their group, lost 1–0 to the Ivory Coast to finish in fourth place. In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal again finished fourth. Senegal hosted the 1992 tournament, in which, after qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in their group, Senegal lost 1–0 to Cameroon. Senegal’s best finish in the tournament came in 2002 when they lost the final on a penalty shootout after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.
Senegal has won the Amilcar Cabral Cup, a regional soccer tournament for West African nations, eight times, more than any other country, with Guinea in second place with five titles.
SEN – RSA (2-1) 14 NOV 2017:
Kara Mbodji sealed a near-flawless campaign for the Lions of Teranga, who went unbeaten in their six matches, firing a thunderous header against South Africa in stoppage time of their final game.
One of the leading players in the continent, Mane became the most expensive African player in history when he moved to Liverpool for £34 million in 2016. His strength, speed, and skill make him a major asset to Senegal.